What I can offer as a Mentor
For ten years, Associate Professor Simone Taffe has tailored problem-based learning to suit design students across all levels and capabilities. Associate Professor Taffe was instrumental in establishing the Swinburne Design Factory, providing an international learning platform for multi-disciplined student teams. Her students work with clients in real-world design scenarios, including branding, websites, games and service designs, so that they are equipped to excel in the workplace. Associate Professor Taffe leads a postgraduate Hit Submit writing program, significantly raising publication rates. Her sustained commitment to problem-based learning in design education has led to university-wide teacher recognition, a 2013 Vice-Chancellor’s Teaching Excellence Award (Higher Education) and a 2014 Office for Learning and Teaching Citation.